Here is the view from our hotel room
Something I found really odd is that all the windows in the hotels in the UK and in the B & B's open from the top! It's the strangest thing I've ever seen and they don't open far. They tilt in at the top of the sash about 5 inches.
The following are pictures of our ramble around London proper:
Westminster. Such a lovely place! Loved it!
We took a bus tour of London in an open top double decker bus. It was hot but it was so fun! The tour guides we had were so fun and gave us all kinds of information. London Proper has no residences, it's all businesses. You have to go outside of London Proper to live. London has no gas stations. You have to drive out of London to find a gas station. We exhausted ourselves going all around London. I did want to see the silver vaults and the Natural History Museum but by the time we got there I didn't want to do a tour. I will have to do that next time. We had to take cabs a couple of times and the cabbies were so nice and didn't try to take us the long way around, we really appreciated it. They were also a font of information about London. I will tell you I was rather shocked when we got there, Tim and I went for a stroll in the area of the hotel and a man walking on the opposite side of the road walked up to a tree in the sidewalk and unzipped and peed on the tree, despite the fact that there were people walking down both sides of the street! I was mortified. Evidently, that is common place. The other thing that I really didn't like was that all the trash bins sit on the sidewalk and had evidently not been emptied so you smelled garbage everywhere. It was very crowded. While there are some things that I would like to see in London we won't be staying in London again. I want to go to the North of England and then we will definitely be returning to Scotland.
I have several more pictures but most of them are on film. I will get it developed and post more. Next it will be Dover UK and Calais France.
Be blessed and enjoy the rest of your week.